Stephane Janin | Photographers

Photo story - The Nurse

The Nurse

Malida Suong was born in Khao-I-Dang refugee camp on the Thai border in 1981.

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Photo story - Cambodian Americans

Cambodian Americans

Since September 2007, Janin is based in United States where he has starting to document the life stories of the Cambodian American communities.

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Photo story - Sopheap Pich, Sculptor

Sopheap Pich, Sculptor

In Phnom Penh, one of Cambodia’s today most prominent artists has established his studio.

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Photo story - Boomer, a returnee rapping destiny

Boomer, a returnee rapping destiny

Since 2002, deportation back to Cambodia has become the fate of more than 200 Cambodian-Americans who lacked the American citizenship when they encountered the American justice system.

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Photo story - Survivors' Voices

Survivors' Voices

Far from their native country, few Cambodian Americans have a full understanding of how the ECCC (Khmer Rouge trial) works in Cambodia, and about the possibility to file a complaint (as witness or

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Photo story - The Graduate

The Graduate

Jamie Lok was born in the United States in 1984.

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Photo story - Kickboxing in Long Beach, California

Kickboxing in Long Beach, California

Long Beach Khmer Kickboxing Center was created in 1986 by Oumry Ban, a former Cambodian kickboxing champion. Ban won his first national title in 1964 at 61 kilograms (or 135 pounds).

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Photo story - April 17, Memorial Day at Wat Irap in Long Beach, California

April 17, Memorial Day at Wat Irap in Long Beach, California

Though they live far from their native country that they have left sometime very long ago, some Khmer abroad continue every year to mourn and remember the day that the Khmer Rouge guerilla took ove

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Photo story - THE SUBSTANCE BENEATH THE VISIBLE

THE SUBSTANCE BENEATH THE VISIBLE

“The Substance beneath the Visible” project started in Cambodia in 2006. It is now continued in the United States.

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Stephane Janin's biography

Stéphane Janin was born in France in 1968. He has photographed Cambodia Since the early 90s, visiting the country on numerous occasions, until he settled in Phnom Penh and live there permanently from 2004 to 2007. He emphasized on daily life activities, arts and culture.
Janin was the founder of the Popil PhotoGallery in Phnom Penh (2005-2007), the first independent art space fully dedicated to the art of photography, a space where he has organized a dozen of exhibitions of local and international photographers. At the same time, Janin taught photography to students in his gallery and to students of the Royal Fine Arts School and Department of Media and Communication, tutoring them to build their own body of work ("14 + 1" exhibition at French Cultural Center).
In September 2007, Janin relocated to Washington DC where he lived 3 years. From the USA, he has documented life stories of Cambodian American people: http://khmerabroad.blogspot.com .

From Cambodia and the United States, 2006 to 2010, Janin also explored an ancestral way of creating images, using boxes and black and white paper negatives to build "The Substance Beneath the Visible".

http://stephanejanin.com/public-html/media/SubstanceAmericana/index.html

http://stephanejanin.com/public-html/media/SubstanceCambodia2006/index.html

http://stephanejanin.com/public-html/media/SubstanceFrance2008/index.html

Since 2010 Janin lives in the South of France where he teaches art, media, culture and comunication for high school students.